Oct 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
nations and it exposes as a haven for chaos. it refuses to define or even fight terrorism. >> u.n. member states have not been able to agree on definition of terrorism. >> definition of terrorism is very difficult thing. >> my own view quite frankly, terrorism is like pornography, you know what you see it. >> we have a defending right here. >> you can take it to them and show the general assembly. >> i'm sure they know the webster defending and it appears in other dictionaries. >> problem is defending that can be agreed to by everyone. >> webster's can do it. >> i don't know, if that is webster's. >>> joining me is the creator of you and me. i enjoyed the film but it was disturbing. you got the united nations that can't even define terrorism. our president goes to the u.n. and doesn't mention it but we got a dead ambassador to show for is be a undefineable cause. >> i tried to spoon feed it to the guy with dictionary. >> what was it that motivated to take on the united nations? >> it's interesting. there was a moment. i was sitting at home. i was watching a michael moore movie. i can't te
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am PDT
to the clinton global initiative and sat down with education nation. president obama spoke to the u.n. general assembly, follow that, abc aired an interview he and the first lady taped for "the view." the meeting of the united nations general assembly has put foreign policy front and center. president obama used the ait tack on the u.s. consulate in libya and the death on ambassador stevens to make the case for a broader philosophy regarding the future of the relations between the middle east and the west. >> the events of the last two weeks also speaks to the need for all of us to honestly address the tensions between the west and the arab world that is moving towards democracy. >> while he made clear that the video that sparked the violence was not reflective of american values the president defended the u.s. response and underscored that free speech is essential to prosperity and to peace. >> as president of our country, and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> the president th
Sep 30, 2012 3:00am PDT
of times in the u.n. speech talking about the video and the-- the state department has been updated. >> alisyn: hold on penny, go ahead, finish. >> the state department paid to go across the air, pakistani television to denounce the youtube video and why would you do this-- >> based on intelligence. >> alisyn: penny, thank you, have to leave it there with michelle. thanks for the debate and obviously, this continues. penny lee and michelle seleski, thank you for coming in this morning. >> thank you. >> alisyn: fees, taxes and regulations and none of them needed? it's why small business owners say they're being forced to close shop across the country. one lawmaker is fighting back. he's next to explain. and a teenager getting the last laugh after her track mates pulled a cruel joke on her. the inspiring homecoming story coming up. ♪ [ "human" by the human league playing ] humans. we mean well, but we're imperfect creatures living in a beautifully imperfect world. it's amazing we've made it this far. maybe it's because when one of us messes up, someone else comes along to help out.
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
, msnbc special correspondent, tom brokaw. you have seen a lot of u.n. speeches. >> jon stewart teed it up saying it looks like a wiley coyote cartoon. this is a serious issue. seems the way the prime minister presented it before the united nations. >> had an american president did something like this, what would the reaction be? i am sort of shell shocked. >> take the two candidates, think about what they would have said if president obama had done something like that. >> george w. bush. >> from the right or george w. bush, or if mitt romney made a speech and held up that kind of a bomb and drew the line. it boggles the mind. these are serious issues. they are complex. the country and the world deserves to know exactly where we are in the process and where we're going to get to. >> i know that particularly netanyahu always savvy about the american media. this was clearly designed so that more of us would cover this. it was an and t-- antic. >> i think probably benjamin netanyahu's standing with important leaders is pretty well fixed, i don't think it moves it one way or another. he is a h